Posts Tagged ‘Tom Clancy’

Marine Corps emails on The Sum of All Fears

Marine Corps emails on The Sum of All Fears

2002's The Sum of All Fears was the fourth major film adaptation of Tom Clancy's spy novels and perhaps the most visually spectacular.  The part where terrorists nuke the Super Bowl, destroying Baltimore in the process, is one of the best nuking-a-city scenes ever committed to film.  Recently released emails ...
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Spy Culture in the American Journal of Economics and Sociology

Spy Culture in the American Journal of Economics and Sociology

It is with some pride that I can announce that the American Journal of Economics and Sociology has today published an edition featuring not just one, not just one and a half but two articles that I wrote.  The latest issue of AJES focuses on the role of the CIA ...
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5 Examples of Hollywood's Influence on Politics

5 Examples of Hollywood’s Influence on Politics

Jump to documents Washington is Hollywood for ugly people, said Paul Begala (probably). Washington is the entertainment capital of the world, said Jack Valenti. Washington's influence on Hollywood, the state's influence on popular culture, is the primary topic of this site. But what about Hollywood's influence on politics, the influence ...
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ClandesTime 075 - The Secret World of Tom Clancy Part II: The Government Connections

ClandesTime 075 – The Secret World of Tom Clancy Part II: The Government Connections

Tom Clancy's books are known for their technical accuracy, their political realism and their curious ability to foreshadow future events.  In this episode we explore his government connections - to the FBI, CIA, Pentagon and the White House.  We examine whether these connections are what enabled Clancy to write such ...
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ClandesTime 074 - The Secret World of Tom Clancy Part I - The Films

ClandesTime 074 – The Secret World of Tom Clancy Part I – The Films

Tom Clancy was one of the most popular spy authors of all time, but was he a spy himself?  What are the nature of his government connections?  How were the film adaptations of his novels supported by the Pentagon and the CIA?  What script changes were made by the DOD ...
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Tom Clancy's FBI File (Part II)

Tom Clancy’s FBI File (Part II)

Tom Clancy was one of the best selling spy authors of all time, known not only for his technical accuracy - gleaned through extensive government contacts - but also for an uncanny ability to predict the future.  Part of his FBI file was released in 2014 but in recent weeks ...
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CIA documents on assisting Patriot Games

CIA documents on assisting Patriot Games

Jump to documents 1992's Patriot Games was one of the first major films to receive explicit CIA production assistance. It is well known that Tom Clancy, the author of the book, had a positive relationship with the Agency.  Clancy's books finally achieved a long-held Agency ambition - to provide a ...
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Tom Clancy's FBI file

Tom Clancy’s FBI file

Shortly after the death of author Tom Clancy I filed a series of requests with numerous US agencies.  Most of these requests have been refused or ignored, including my request to the FBI.  Nonetheless, two other websites who filed almost identical requests have recently received documents from the Bureau.  I ...
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DIA document on Tom Clancy's Clear and Present Danger

DIA document on Tom Clancy’s Clear and Present Danger

Following the death of the hugely successful author Tom Clancy I filed a series of FOIA requests with various US government agencies for records on assistance given to him in the course of writing his books. The first response has come back from the DIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency. Strangely, ...
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